I am going to try it out without the sway bar and decide if it is needed. It's high enough off the ground to hopefully prevent critters from making their home in there, though wasp nests are a risk in any enclosed space. It's basically a fully loaded 1986 F250 that was customized even further by Centurion before being titled and delivered to the dealer. I can attach a simple piece of stiff wire on it to use as a hanger and allow me to hook it to the side of the truck bed - basically, a bent up piece of wire coat hanger with a piece of vacuum tubing pushed over it to prevent scratching. I also used the Eldorado calipers and when I set the parking break they hold the truck with no problems. My F-250 only has the little 302, we figured that I probably wont see much body roll given how stiff the front springs are.
With the vehicle weight on front wheels on ground disconnect the drive shaft at the diff and measure how much the drive shaft compresses relative to the axle pinion yoke. This made it look like the left brake light was on all the time at night, and the left rear turn signal wasn't noticeable at night because it was flashing the dim filament and not the bright one. We're here to help - please call us at 1-800-358-4751. Great company to work with. I also need to figure out what to do with the filler necks to make that work.
. These are the original pictures from the seller that were posted on. Most use 90's F350 link system. Independent front suspension U could put whole front from F150 under it easyest convert to 8 bolt. The Cummins diesel, famous for simplicity and reliability, can be installed in the truck you have- making it the truck you want to keep. Actually I did but only with generous amounts of throttle. The bumper won't clear the hitch when the bed is lifted, so I may do something cheesy and install a 2x6 as a bumper and mount the license plate to that.
My plan is to mount this on a simple length of cable that will plug in somewhere near the back of the truck bed. For the wire, I may use a a simple piece of 4-wire trailer hookup wire with the molded plugs on the end, or maybe I'll snag something out of my kit of WeatherPak connectors and use that. Customer service is top notch and shipping was very fast. In our area, that means the cap goes back on the pickup in the winter and comes off in the summer. But a F350 dana 60 can be put under the truck with some custom mounts for the leaf springs , Just ask questions and research which one sounds best to u. The combo is quite bad ss and perform very nice.
It's my dad, who I don't get to see much since he lives far away, and we're playing with the big toys and having a blast. I felt like I had to push the pedal through the floor to get it to stop when on the trails. I'm not losing any sleep over it. If you choose to replace any of the tie rods make sure to count the number of turns when removing the old rods, and put the new rods in with the same amount of turns. The Centurion tag puts this at 4600 lbs, and that should supersede the factory tag. That's a good memory to keep around. Tighten the nuts to specified torque.
To the left is the Dana 60 with hubs, spindles and axle shafts removed. It's got a shade over 100,000 miles on it, and everything works quite well. Will have the alignment rechecked to make sure it is good. This agrees with the Centurion conversion info tag. I must admit that driving onto the back of the truck with the Kubota was a bit weird, even if the tailgate was firmly supported by the ground it was resting on.
The rear bumper is off at this point, the license plate is tie-wrapped to the rear hitch supports, the filler necks for the fuel tanks are just tied back to the frame, and the rear sections of the running boards are not re-installed yet. The locking rods were slightly bent, and I didn't get a key for the lock anyway. Note that the filler necks are simply ties down to keep them out of the way for now. It also appears to provide structural support to the engine mount. Place the Dana 60 on a jack and position it under the springs. Later on, I discovered a factory license plate mount - complete with license plate light - on the left side up under the bed, and move the license plate there.
I found a really neat little handheld pendant switch on for cheap that can be used to control this. While I don't or at least have not done the swap myself my brother in law has done plenty. The replacement gate even had a plastic bedliner piece already screwed onto it. They weigh 250 pounds apiece. In fact in the near future he is doing to coil spring conversions for me. There are 2x4's braces 2' down from the top around the outside of the legs.
The crossmember has one bolt hole at the end that lines up with. More work with the F250 at a friend's house, this time removing the remnants of a giant old cedar stump that has been rotting away on the property for at least 30 years, maybe a lot longer. Procedure First a donor vehicle with a Dana 60 must be found, look for 1986 and up F-350 trucks, see background for more information. Not that it matters much, but it is an interesting tidbit. After a few hours on the Kubota, I would say that my dad concurs wholeheartedly. Once you have the driveshaft installed your done, if you rebuilt the front diff make sure to follow the break in procedure or all your hard work will be ruined.
I just need to find the wire for them under the hood that's hooked up to the switches in the roof console. Straight axles can be aligned by the home mechanic, with the weight of the vehicle on the wheels, put a small pin to hook your tape measure too in each front tire, at the front of the tire, measure the distance between the pins, roll the truck backwards, until the pins are 180 degrees from the first measurement. Oh well, but, it's a work truck, right? The pump and reservoir for the dump system. For my uses, this is fine, and it was reflected in the price. The wide bar is for the camper package, but it works out in my favor as a bumper-like assembly. I never was happy with the brakes. Need assistance selecting the right Rough Country or Tuff Country product? It exists in our fleet solely to haul dirt, gravel, debris, and other such things.